Summer Meal Program

Read, Feed, and Lead!



Summer can be an anxiety-provoking time for 16 million kids across the US who are struggling with hunger at home. The end of every school year means lost access to free and reduced-price lunches that provide regular nutrition to growing bodies. For a child who does not receive regular, healthy meals at home, the summer months may feel extra long.

Again this summer the Gaston County Family YMCA is happy to partner with Gaston County School Nutrition to offer summer feeding locations supported by our Y staff and volunteers. At these locations lunch options are provided for all children in our community 18 years and under.


The Summer Feeding Program runs from June 4 - August 1, excluding the week of July 4, at the following locations:

Holly Hills Apartments - Community Room
June 4th through August 1st
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30 am-12:30 pm

Flowers Court
June 3 through July 31
Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:30-12:30 pm

View the Summer Menu


Make a Donation

The summer lunch program is possible because of generous donors – like you!  Help the Stowe Family YMCA continue to serve children by making a meaningful donation today!

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Additional Information


We would love your help serving lunch and playing games with children throughout Gaston County!

Sign Up to Volunteer

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or email: This institution is an equal opportunity provider.